KFC Opens Their First All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant
If you love KFC, you have been waiting for the day when the chain will open an all-you-can-eat restaurant in your city. And if you live in Tokyo, this day has come. Even though the fried chicken chain has been trying the concept of all-you-can-eat buffets with several temporary campaigns in Japan for the past few years, this one is here to stay. In November 2019, Kentucky Fried Chicken officially opened a permanent all-you-can-eat buffet in the Machida-shi neighborhood in Tokyo. With five-hour wait times in its opening week, it’s fair to say KFC fans were thrilled to eat as much fried chicken as they could.
If opening an all-you-can-eat Kentucky Fried Chicken buffet in Japan sounds weird to you, you should know that the chain is the fourth most popular fast-food restaurant in the country. However, interestingly, because this restaurant is located in Japan, the menu items are not exactly the same as what we can find in the US. Featuring over 50 items, the menu includes exclusive dipping sauces as well as garlic rice, vegetable stew, and hot bacon.
Called KFC Restaurant, this all-you-can-eat diner is located at the Minami Machida Grandberry Park shopping complex in Tokyo, Japan. Just like its menu, the restaurant’s decoration is also different from what we are used to. Themed “KFC home party”, the restaurant has a family-style decor which looks nothing like the fast-food eateries we know and love. Lunch and dinner prices vary depending on the days of the week, but an 80-minute lunch on a weekend is priced at 1,980 yen (about 18 USD), while dinner costs 2,580 yen (about 23 USD).